What are we to do as leaders in the midst of failure? Here are four ways to lead through failure.
A good leader keeps her or his head up during tough times. The leader is called to stand on a parapet and look out towards the horizon, discovering possibilities. Shoegazing at the problem at hand will not inspire confidence, lead the troops, or promote outside-the-box thinking needed to find solutions. When, as a leader, you take this higher view, you can maintain enthusiasm without becoming a false, rah-rah cheerleader.
You can influence people in a positive way. With a little time and practice, you can also leave an impression on all who you come into contact with.
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When you’re accountable to no one, it’s very easy to listen to your gut instincts and do what they are telling you. It becomes an entirely different situation when you have to explain your intuition to your employees or your bosses.